Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

Use Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst to strengthen your students' comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

Things go from bad to worst for Alexander in this highly-relatable book that's sure to entertain and engage even the most reluctant of readers. Through pairing this classic read aloud with comprehension strategy minilessons, you'll teach students how to ask meaningful questions, make strong connections to the text, and you'll support them as they retell and summarize the text.

Additionally, this collection of teaching resources includes a lesson plan focused on compound words along with vocabulary development resources and two assessments.

  • Included in this collection
  • 3 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Compound Words
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Use Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst to strengthen your students' comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

Things go from bad to worst for Alexander in this highly-relatable book that's sure to entertain and engage even the most reluctant of readers. Through pairing this classic read aloud with comprehension strategy minilessons, you'll teach students how to ask meaningful questions, make strong connections to the text, and you'll support them as they retell and summarize the text.

Additionally, this collection of teaching resources includes a lesson plan focused on compound words along with vocabulary development resources and two assessments.

  • Included in this collection
  • 3 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Compound Words
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Book Author:
Judith Viorst
Grade Level:
2
Genre(s):
Realistic Fiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
L
DRA Level:
24, 28
Reading Recovery Level:
19, 20
Theme(s):
Family, Laugh Out Loud, Perseverance, Self Awareness, Self Management
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Asking Questions:
RL.2.1, RL.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.1c, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Making Connections:
RL.2.2, RL.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Retelling & Summarizing:
RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Vocabulary Connections:
L.2.4a, L.2.5a, L.2.6
Word Work:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4
Asking Questions:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6B, 2.6E, 2.6I, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8C, 2.13A, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Making Connections:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6E, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8C, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Retelling & Summarizing:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6G, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8A, 2.8C, 2.8D, 2.9C, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Vocabulary Connections:
2.7E, 2.7F, 2.3A, 2.3B, 2.3D
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